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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberias View Post
    Are there any other pain specialist you could get a referral to?

    The full-blown MRI sounds about right, in my experience (again, though, I have no medical training). Hope they find something better for you. Were the injections epidural steroids/cortisone?
    Not without driving two hours but my step mom and I agree it'd be worth it as I'm beyond misreable... It was a steriod injection but they didn't call it an epidural...though that's probably what it was
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    You may want to ask your doctor about a local numbing agent, such as lidocaine patches. Neuroleptics, tranquilizers, and antispasmodics may help as well. A combination of baclofen and lidocaine patches often relieves some of the pain and discomfort from spinal pain. I don't know whether or not you drink, but both alcohol and hops relieve neuralgia (nerve pain), and a couple highly hopped beers may help. Hops is much more effective than alcohol at relieving nerve pain, but alcohol does usually help somewhat. If you don't drink alcohol, hops can be boughten at a brew shop, and steeped into a tea. Next time you visit the doctor, I would insist on a numbing agent, or at least a pain killer. Preferably a numbing agent if you need to think straight.

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    Therapeutic massage might help a lot here and a good LMT (licensed massage therapist) will work with your Dr to make sure you are safe to be worked on. Cranial unwinding is very gentle and has helped people where nothing else could. Again a good practitioner will know when it is okay to work and not, and work with you and your Dr to make sure you get what you need. More hospitals are adding massage therapy as another way to help people and there are a few starting to offer medical massage training. This is fairly recent, so I don't know if that has reached your area or not, but there are many very good LMT's out there.

    Energy work couldn't hurt, either and might help you get through this. I hope you can find something that helps.

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    You may want to ask your doctor about a local numbing agent, such as lidocaine patches
    That's another really good idea. They can usually be left on for 12 hours, too, which is nice.

    Now I'm trying to think of ways to get hops outside of beer.:P I wonder how it would work in bread...

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    I had a displaced disc a couple of years ago and found that using a heat pad was soothing - also I was advised to avoid sitting and lying flat on my back (20 minutes lying on one side and then 20 minutes on the other). I combined that with a heat pad plus used a prescribed muscle relaxant and was able to manage more or less without pain killers. The doctor was all ready to sign me off work for 6 weeks but I was practically back to normal in 3

    I also like to use a magnetic bracelet for pain relief - I have a bioflow one and find it helpful.

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    Thanks everyone....I do have the patches for my back, loads of them but they can only do so much...my MRI is tomorrow so I'll have to go open the store, leave work get the MRI done and then go back to work...that'll be a pain but it'll be worth it...

    massage thearpy & chriopratic are out of the question at the moment as when looking at my spinal curve you can clearly tell it's out of alingment so they don't want to risk any damage to it

    should have MRI results within a week...
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    I was once a student of physical therapy assistant. My advice is to ask your doctor about the benefits of physical therapy since a PT doctor is a master of pain management.

    A PT may evaluate you and devise whether traction, heat pack, or sources of heat to reduce your pain.

    However, it is just a suggestion since in my opinion physical therapy is way more affective (yet traditional) than chiropractors.

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    in my opinion physical therapy is way more affective (yet traditional) than chiropractors.
    It's amazing what actual medical science can do when unhampered by bizarre theories about "subluxations" causing schizophrenia, AIDS, and the common cold.

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    MRI was painless...well as painless as lying on back can be for me (ie read 'pain like a mug') and they say I'll have my results by tomorrow so I guess we'll find out just what is going on with my body sooner than I thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberias View Post
    It's amazing what actual medical science can do when unhampered by bizarre theories about "subluxations" causing schizophrenia, AIDS, and the common cold.
    Whoops, I reread my post and realized I meant to say effective.

    Still, I agree. Actual medical science usually works since it's always tried and proven.

    By the way, I loled at your earlier message on this thread about chiropractors. From my experience in my classes, I can say they are trying to steal the Physical Therapy duties for themselves to make money. My professors, who are doctors, are very adamant against the chiropractors agenda because their practices are very...questionable.

    The only difference is that chiropractors don't want to deal with seriously ill people like those who are affected with stroke, diabetes, paralysis, and those recovering from a knee replacement surgery.

    The reason people said Physical Therapy don't work because it takes time! Which a lot people don't have lol.
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